Sustainable Development

Nixon Peabody works with developers, investors, and others to understand public and private sustainable development tools, requirements, and systems, including LEED®, green building acts, and other green building standards. We collaborate with our clients to incorporate these protocols and regulations into development, management, and investment programs. We have experience counseling clients through the risks and opportunities, and myriad development, financial, and regulatory documents to comply with green standards, and we assist with incorporating green financial incentives, including renewable energy and other tax credits (such as wind, solar, and biomass) into these programs. We have experience with the following related issues:

  • Renewable energy: solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, biogas
  • Affordable and mixed-income housing
  • Sustainable development
  • Brownfields redevelopment
  • Climate change and carbon trading issues
  • Green building
  • Green leasing
  • Green development
  • Green financing
  • Contract disputes regarding advertising LEED® and other green marketing statements
  • Promotion of “green” marketing
  • Risk mitigation for owners, developers, contractors, and design professionals
  • Historic preservation
  • Transportation issues

Planning agency can challenge foreclosure

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly | December 26, 2018

Boston Affordable Housing & Real Estate partner Jeff Sacks is quoted in this article on the ability of municipal planning agencies to respond to possible foreclosure of affordable housing properties.

IREC announces 2018 3iAward recipients at Intersolar

Solar Power World | July 10, 2018

Washington DC partner Jeff Lesk and senior counsel Herb Stevens, both of the Community Development Finance Group, are mentioned in this story after NPSolar was named Community/Shared Renewables Project of the Year by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

What New Brunswick companies should know about New England’s building sector

Opportunities NB Blog | December 14, 2017

This Q&A features Boston M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Chris Keefe and recaps his presentation about doing business in the U.S. at Greenbuild, a conference focused on sustainable building and design.

SEIA releases new model PPA for C&I sector

Solar Industry Mag | August 30, 2017

Nixon Peabody is mentioned as one of the firms that contributed to the creation of the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) newly released model contract to encourage solar power development in the commercial and industrial sectors.

Nixon Peabody brings back the sun in DC

The National Law Journal | August 26, 2017

This article features the Washington, DC office’s solar program and mentions partners Jeff Lesk and Herb Stevens, who manage grants for the firm’s nonprofit New Partners Community Solar Corp.

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